Category Archives: World News

International Community Rallies To Protect A Monkey Species For The First Time In 30 Years

“The endangered Barbary macaque could get a new chance at survival at CITES CoP17.” For the first time in 30 years, Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)

Shimon Peres, Former Israeli President, Dies At 93

Shimon Peres, a former Israeli president and prime minister, whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state and who was celebrated around the world as a Nobel prize-winning visionary who pushed

President Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio Confirm Discussion Of Climate Change At White House’s Inaugural SXSL Festival

US President Barack Obama and Academy Award-winning leading man Leonardo DiCaprio are set to discuss ways to combat climate change at a White House event next week. At the inaugural South by South

Yahoo Reports Half A Billion Accounts Hacked

Half a billion Yahoo accounts have been hacked, the company revealed Thursday. That’s 300 million more accounts than were indicated in earlier reports. Yahoo is advising people who haven’t changed their password

British Icon Joanna Lumley Joins ADI In Fight To End Rhino Horn Trade In South Africa

British national treasure Joanna Lumley has teamed up with Animal Defenders International (ADI) for this month’s CITES conference (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) in Johannesburg, to voice her dismay at

Hollywood Star Ricky Gervais Tells Highlight Hollywood, “The Survival Of The African Lion Hangs In The Balance”

Hollywood superstar Ricky Gervais has launched an urgent appeal to get behind Animal Defenders International (ADI) and stand up for African lions, at this month’s CITES conference (Convention on International Trade in

U.S. Pres. Obama Will Lead The Nation In Remembering 9/11 Victims Sunday Morning, Then On To Pentagon Memorial Service

In his final year in the White House, President Barack Obama is joining the nation in remembering the nearly 3,000 people who died in the Sept. 11 attacks 15 years ago.  President

River In Russia Within The Arctic Circle Mysteriously Turns Blood Red

Worried residents of a Russian city inside the Arctic Circle have been posting photos of a local river that has mysteriously turned blood red.  Photos published on Russian social media appear to

Scotland Becomes The Latest Nation To Ban Wild Animal Circuses, ADI Applauds The Move

(ADI) applauds the announcement today by the Scottish Government to imminently introduce legislation to ban the use of wild animals in circuses in Scotland. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon outlined her plans in

Vatican City: Mother Teresa Declared Saint By Pope Francis At Ceremony Sunday

Mother Teresa, revered for her work with the poor in India, has been proclaimed a saint by Pope Francis in a ceremony at the Vatican. Tens of thousands of pilgrims had flocked